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CODING PLATFORMS

Platforms you can use to take your coding skills to the next level!

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Try these great tools to expand your Coding skills:

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SONIC PI

CODER DOJO

Sonic Pi is a code-based music creation and performance tool. Learn to code creatively by composing or performing music in an incredible range of styles from Classical & Jazz to Grime.

Join over 1.5 million coders in an online community to live code music and share your thoughts with each other. You can also watch demonstrations and talks.

Choose this if you are:

  • A coder of any age who would like to experiment with creating their own music using code!

CoderDojo have setup dojos around the world and developed more than 200 projects to help students attend free courses which build their coding skills.

 

Dojos run programmes typically for 6 weeks at a time, which take students through progressively more challenging elements of coding to accomplish a project, such as building a chatbot or a meme generator.

Choose if you are:

  • A coder of any age that wants to attend a series of classes with others to build your skills progressively

CODECADEMY

Codecademy have developed more advanced modules which allow students to achieve mastery of a coding language

 

15 different languages are available, with course time requirements ranging from 7-30 hours

 

Career pathways are also available to set students up for careers in computer science.

Choose this if you are:

  • An older, more advanced coder that wants an online platform to engage with in their own time

  • A student that wants to learn enough code to work as a programmer

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CODE <FOR> LIFE

Code <For> Life have developed a course to teach coding in line with the UK National Curriculum,  that will prepare students for the computer science GCSE.

 

The course teaches Blockly and Python using games, with different levels available for students at Key Stage 1, 2 & 3. Lesson plans are also available for teachers wanting to teach the course in schools.

 

Choose this if you are:

  • A younger, less experienced coder that wants an online platform to engage with in their own time

  • A students that wishes to learn skills in line with the UK National Curriculum